Testimonials

Asakusa

Posted on 2015.10.27

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Ellie, Liddy and Matthew from UK enjoyed Asakusa with our guide Ichiro.

Suzette from USA enjoyed Imperial Palace East Garden with Chie.

Posted on 2015.10.22

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My trip to Japan was fantastic, and I can't wait to come back. My time in Tokyo was especially enjoyable thanks to our guide, Chie. She made it a point to find out exactly what we wanted to see, then drew up the perfect itinerary for the time we had available. She was so thoughtful to both my friend and I, even giving me a Japanese phrase book as a gift when she found out I was trying to learn Japanese. We couldn't have seen so many sights so quickly, and she made sure I got everything I needed when shopping for souvenirs -- her help was invaluable. Best of all, she shared with us a Tokyo specialty for lunch -- monja -- and recommended great places to see and visit. She was lots of fun to be around, and so considerate of our every need. I hope she knows she and her husband are welcome to come visit my friend and I (in Australia and Hawaii, respectively) so that we can return the favor! Tokyo Free Guides is very fortunate to have such a wonderful representative as Chie.  

Jim and Karen from USA

Posted on 2015.10.20

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Hello-- I would like to thank TFG and Senichi Nagai-san for showing my wife and me around Tokyo. Senichi-san did an excellent job. We had him for a guide for 2 days.

1st day he took us to Tsukiji Fisk Market, Odaiba, Skytree and Ueno areas. 2nd day he took us to Kawagoe area. He found a soba restaurant there called "Kotobukian." The age-soba I had there was excellent. I even took a picture of it. We all had a great time! Arigato, Jim and Karen from USA Nagai2 nagai3

Garden in Kabuki Theatre

Posted on 2015.09.21

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My daughter and I had a wonderful day in Tokyo visiting the fish market and the Imperial Palace with the always kind and polite assistance of Mrs. Hiroko Ota. We also visited the Kabuki Theatre and we had the possibility of learning many interesting distinguishing features of this traditional Japanese Art from her experience. Thank you again, Hiroko. You are a wonderful person. Sergio and Michela from Italy

Doraemon

Posted on 2015.09.21

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This email is just to inform you about our experience with your guide Mr. Fumihiro Mochimaru. We stayed with Fumi for one day in Tokyo and the experience was really nice and really good. We felt really comfortable with Fumi and we visited places that we would not be able to visit without his help. The communication with him was really fast and cooperative. Fumi was a great guide. Congratulations!!
Thanks for you project and wish you a successful future. Have a nice day, Albert from Spain  
 

Public Onsen

Posted on 2015.08.31

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PEAMSRI san from Thailand used TFG for the second time and Michiko was happy to guide her once again. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A Pleasant Day With TFG
I had Michiko Noda on July 30, 2015. It was an easy day because I was tired from climbing to Mt.Fuji earlier. Michiko suggested to take me to public onsen. It was my first time in traditional Japanese public onsen. I was relax after the tired days. PEAMSRI  

Asakusa Sensoji Buddhist Temple

Posted on 2015.08.23

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August 2015 Guest : Benoit from France Route : Ueno – Yanaka – Asakusa – Tokyo Skytree Guide : Toshihiro Miura We spent a wonderful day with Toshi. We visited Ueno park, Yanaka & Asakusa as we planned. Toshi was an amazing guide. He speaks a perfect french and was really an angel with us. This daywill remain a great souvenir for us. Once again, thanks to Toshi and “Tokyo free guide” ! Benoit from France

Izakaya (Japanese style tavern)

Posted on 2015.08.21

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April 2015 Guest : Oscar and Victoria from Chile Route : Monzen-nakacho-Harajuku-Shibuya-Shinjuku Guide : Mihoko Koguchi, Akio Watanabe ¡Buenas tardes desde Chile gente de TFG!, quisiera agradecer la atenta, cariñosa y simpática compañía de vuestros guías Akio Watanabe y Mihoko Koguchi, el día 27 de abril de este año, quienes nos guiaron por distintos barrios de Tokyo, pudiendo conocer unos monumentos de los grandes Yokozunas japoneses, presenciar una rito budista, pasear por Harajuku, Shibuya y Shinjuku, donde recorrimos calles muy típicas de Japón, pudimos probar el delicioso shabu-shabu, fotografiarnos con la cabeza de Godzilla, subir al rascacielo del Gobierno de Tokyo y finalizar en un local de yakitoris :) . Fue realmente un día maravilloso, que será siempre recordado por nosotros. Deseamos con ansias visitar nuevamente su país. Cariños desde Chile. Oscar y Victoria  

Sankeien Garden in Yokohama

Posted on 2015.08.21

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  March 2015 Guest : Oscar and Victoria from Chile Route : Yokohama(Sankeien Garden) – Enoshima Guide : Akio Watanabe, Mihoko Koguchi ¡Buenas tardes desde Chile gente de TFG!, quisiera agradecer la grandiosa, amable y atenta compañía de vuestros guías Akio Watanabe y Mihoko Koguchi, el día 31 de marzo de este año, quienes nos guiaron por el parque Sankeien de Yokohama, donde pudimos apreciar la belleza del sakura en plena floración, para el almuerzo degustamos un delicioso tonkatsu y finalizamos en la hermosa Isla de Enoshima, donde nos acordamos de la gloriosa serie de anime Dragón Ball :D . Fue un día inolvidable que jamás olvidaremos. Experiencias como ésta hacen que deseemos volver gustosos a su País por tercera vez (hemos ido 2 veces). Cariños desde Chile. Oscar y Victoria

Sherry and Marvin from Arizona, USA

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited on Jun 13, 2015 Our guide member, Ms. Yuri Hirai, got some positive feedback from guests from Arizona. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Yuri, Just a very quick note because we get on the cruise tomorrow and still have much to do tonight. But I did not want to let any more time pass before thanking you again for your time, energy, caring about what we wanted to do and see every moment of our day together. But you gave something much mo...re than all of the above. You put your heart into it, and you allowed us to learn about you and your family. We feel that you are now part of our circle of people dear to us. And certainly if you ever get to Arizona, we will be delighted to take you around and show you the sights. Thank you, Yuri for a day we will always treasure, and for the hand you extended in friendship. Please forward this email to the directors of TFG so they will know how effective this program is. They also need to know that we will talk about this experience when we get home and may well interest others in visiting Tokyo. Hugs to you, Yuri, Sherry and Marvin  

Mathieu from France

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited on April 26, 2015
The following is some positive feedback TFG received from Mathieu who lives in France: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thanks a lot Tokyo Free Guide. I think really that, we, foreigners are very lucky to know you. My guide Chihiro was an angel ! Meeting sumo was a dream, Chihiro realize it ! We walk in Asakusa and in Shimokitazawa, it was very pleasant and interesting. ...
Arigato gozaimasu. Mathieu from France

Athena and Diana from Singapore

Posted on 2015.08.18

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Edited on April 18, 2015
The following is some positive feedback TFG received from Athena who lives in Singapore. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ We like to say a very big thank you to our wonderful guide Makiko for her excellent service. We were only supposed to meet her on our fourth day in Tokyo but she went the extra mile, earnestly and cheerfully I have to add, to greet us on the day we arrived even though she didn't have to,  so she could explain to us how to move around the city through the train system. She also accompanied us to the train station to show us how to get our train cards, and offered to liaise with the train staff on how we could purchase the Keio amusement passport tickets! All these on our first day. We were very impressed with her hospitality.
Leading up to our trip, she also shared many tips on places to visit via email, and genuinely shared in our excitement about our visit. She was an incredible guide, and we had a really great time exploring the city with her. There were things she shared with us that we wouldn't have known or seen if we didn't have a local to bring us around. TFG is a great initiative for tourists to enjoy Tokyo and interact with a local. Kudos to all at TFG!(: Cheers, Athena and Diana Singapore